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Tunisian police criticised by British coroner following Sousse attack

Earlier the inquest was told some Tunisian police response units delayed confronting the gunman because they wanted to gather more men and weapons. Victims: The Grahams, left, and the McQuires. 'Even prior to the attack on the Bardo Museum [in March 2015], the advice was that there was a high threat of terror, ' he said. 'That does not cover, it seems to me, tourists who have voluntarily agreed to go on holiday overseas, ' he said. Read More

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Deutsche Börse Merger Unlikely to Get a Go Ahead

The commission wanted the LSE to sell its majority stake in MTS, a regulated electronic trading platform for European wholesale government bonds and other fixed income securities. It is the third time the two companies have tried to merge. Last month LSE agreed to offload the French arm of clearing house LCH to European rival Euronext, as part of efforts to address EU competition concerns. Read More

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Ramjas violence: security tightened following DUJNU protest march

The root of the clash was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on "Culture of Protests" which was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the RSS student wing. While a peaceful protest would have been well within the law, the violence that led to the destruction of college property remains unacceptable. Kaur has been promised security by the Delhi Police after she complained that ABVP cadre threatened to rape her. Read More

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Tendulkar expects India to fight back

Taking no credit away from Team India for their performances since the past year and a half, a wake up call was just around the corner having played a majority of their test matches in home conditions against inexperienced teams, in subcontinental conditions, like New Zealand, England and Bangladesh and just two away tours to weakened teams of Sri Lanka and West Indies since August of 2015. Read More

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Thousands of students marched for 'azaadi' from ABVP

Thousands of students marched for 'azaadi' from ABVP

However, Gurmehar Kaur, the Delhi University student, who became the face of the anti-ABVP campaign, kicking up a political stir with her series of tweets and video posts, announced her withdrawal from the protest march. Congress-affiliated National Students" Union of India (NSUI) is also organising a symbolic one-day hunger strike at Arts faculty followed by a "Mashaal' rally on Tuesday . Read More

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Ofcom rules that BT will have to start charging its customers less

Ofcom rules that BT will have to start charging its customers less

The price cut would return the cost of line rental to 2009 levels in real terms, reversing price hikes for landline-only customers. "Recently, we have frozen the cost of line rental for all of our customers who take a BT phone line". The regulator also wants to stop BT from increasing line rental and landline call costs by more than inflation in the future. "We will respond to Ofcom's consultation fully when we have considered the detail". Read More

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March To Remember Slain Kremlin Critic Boris Nemtsov

Thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov , two years after he was shot dead near the Kremlin. According to investigators, he was gunned down by Zaur Dadayev, the former deputy commander of a paramilitary police battalion in Russia's autonomous Chechen Republic. Read More

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A Brief History of Pancake Day

The centuries-old tradition evolved as a way of using up forbidden foods before Lent. 2017 is all but officially the year of the horned mystical creature and no, not even Shrove Tuesday can escape its glittery goodness. Only flour was added to the pancake recipe, with all four ingredients said to represent a different part of the Christian faith. The survey people puts the number of pancakes likely to be eaten on that one day at a surprisingly precise 12,173,606. Read More

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Mini considers moving EV production to Germany amid Brexit concerns

Mini considers moving EV production to Germany amid Brexit concerns

Most Minis are made at the company's Oxford plant, one of the biggest such facilities in the country, but the electric version of the vehicle could be made in Germany. In a statement, it said: "The decision on where to build the full-electric Mini will be taken this year". BMW plans to start talks with the British government next week, Handelsblatt said, adding a decision would have to be made during the second half of the year. Read More

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Syria al-Qaeda leader 'targeted in strike on car'

Syria al-Qaeda leader 'targeted in strike on car'

An attack in Syria by United States forces has purportedly led to the death of a top al-Qaeda commander. Social media accounts affiliated with al-Qaeda posted condolences "for our Sheikh al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda organization and the rest of mujahideen and Muslim nation" on al-Masris' death, praised al-Qaeda for "still providing martyrs". Read More

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Chetan Bhagat backs Gurmehar Kaur but blasts Delhi University for indiscipline

Chetan Bhagat backs Gurmehar Kaur but blasts Delhi University for indiscipline

If DU expelled students engaging in violence, it would stop there too. Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday posted his image holding a placard which read "I did not score two triple centuries, my bat did", and said: "Bat me hai Dum!" Arlekar said he has discussed the matter with the central office in Mumbai, "Many students unions are supported by Communist Party of India", he alleged. Read More

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Tenet Healthcare revenue falls about 3 pct on weak demand

Tenet Healthcare revenue falls about 3 pct on weak demand

The Company now has Insider ownership of 0.2 Percent and Institutional Ownership of 0 Percent. The sell-side target prices range from $16 to $38. The consensus recommendation 30 days ago for this company stood at 2.33. On 02/24/2017 close, Tenet Healthcare Corp. It has gained $12.09 (-35.48%) since hitting a 52-week high price of $34.08. Following the purchase, the director now owns 23,783 shares in the company, valued at approximately $341,286.05. Read More

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Another fire at ToI Delhi office

Another fire at ToI Delhi office

A major fire had engulfed parts of the building's top floor in May a year ago. The building also houses offices of the Economic Times and the Navbharat Times. The fire officials first rushed 10 fire-tenders to the spot. Occupants in the building have been safely evacuated and no casualties were reported in the incident. Read More

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Iraqi Prime Minister orders air force strike against Islamic State inside Syria

The attacks hinted at the scope of the challenges facing the Turkey- backed forces as they seek to restore security to areas they have retaken from ISIS. Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah - the commander of "We Are Coming, Nineveh Operations" - said the Iraqi forces captured the neighborhood of Jawsaq as well as what is known locally as the fourth bridge across Tigris River on Monday. Read More

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Man critical after auto hits five pedestrians in south London

Man critical after auto hits five pedestrians in south London

Five people were injured as a auto crashed into pedestrians in south-east London Sunday morning, local police said. A pedestrian is in a critical condition and four others are injured after a vehicle crashed in to them, police have said. Emergency services said that a woman, aged 35, and another man, aged 25, were rushed to hospital with severe injuries but their condition is now stable. Read More

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Emma Stone Wins Best Actress Oscar

Emma Stone Wins Best Actress Oscar

But, one moment that brought everyone to tears was when Brie Larson was filmed hugging Emma Stone after she won Best Actress. Meanwhile, Emma picked up the Best Actress prize for her role in "La La Land" , and paid tribute to her fellow nominees Meryl Streep , Ruth Negga , Isabelle Huppert and Natalie Portman in her speech. Read More

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Egypt finalizes a $150 million loan guarantee with Britain

Egypt finalizes a $150 million loan guarantee with Britain

The Foreign Secretary is in Egypt for meetings with Mr Al-Sisi, foreign minister Sameh Shoukry, as well as human rights and civil society representatives. In Johnson's first visit as foreign secretary to Egypt, he also discussed boosting trade, with United Kingdom company investments having reached $30 billion in 2016, according to Britain's Foreign Office. Read More

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Iraqi forces gain control of strategic bridge straddling the Tigris

Iraqi forces gain control of strategic bridge straddling the Tigris

More than 50 civilians have been killed or injured by landmines since Friday night as they fled a village about 9 miles west of Mosul, Iraq's Federal Police said in a tweet Saturday. The government and its allies have escalated their fight against Daesh in the western neighbourhoods of the city as part of an offensive launched last week to drive the terrorist group from their last bastion in Iraq. Read More

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Tom Perez Gains Ground in Race for DNC Chair

Tom Perez Gains Ground in Race for DNC Chair

In the face of a fractured party, Tom Perez's decision to nominate Keith Ellison as his deputy chair gained unanimous support in the DNC. He is the first Latino to hold the post. Supporters of Perez consider him a wonky and clever leader for a party in need of a coherent and aggressive strategy. "That's what we do", said Mr Ellison, who was endorsed by Mr Sanders. Read More

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